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Title: Applying an Action Research Model to Learning (Re)Design
Contributor(s): Parkes, Mitchell (author)orcid ; Fletcher, Peter (author); Stein, Sarah (author)
Publication Date: 2015
Open Access: Yes
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Abstract: Action Research can provide a useful model for learning (re)design that allows the unit redevelopment process to take place within an inclusive research framework which is of benefit to both lecturers and students. An advantage of employing an Action Research model in this way is that it can help better balance two often competing obligations - teaching and research, without necessarily compromising the quality of either. The use of Action Research in the learning (re)design process is discussed in the context of the unit - ICT in Education. This is a large cohort unit that has been continually evolving with the aim of improving unit management, resource organisation and student experience. In particular, the application of an Action Research model in the restructure and management of discussion forums is described and a number of strategies developed for improving the management of discussion forums are presented and discussed.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: EdMedia 2015: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology, Montreal, Canada, 22nd - 24th June, 2015
Source of Publication: Proceedings of the World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (EdMedia), 2015(1), p. 238-247
Publisher: AACE: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education
Place of Publication: Waynesville, United States of America
Field of Research (FOR): 130103 Higher Education
130306 Educational Technology and Computing
130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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